The UC Santa Cruz Sociology Department Fanny Carruthers Award
Raising money to support our students and their continued work in challenging dominant norms and structures. Your gift will support one or more awards to be made annually, based on financial need and academic merit, to undergraduate or graduate sociology students who graduated from Santa Clara County high schools.
Anne Jane "Fanny" Carruthers Howard died on February 15, 1972. She left a portion of her estate in a trust. Her bequest designated that her trust be used to fund scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students attending the University of California at Santa Cruz. Held up in the courts for many years, the trust was finally terminated and the balance was distributed as an outright gift to UC Santa Cruz to be administered pursuant to the donor's request.
Since 2005, the Fanny Carruthers Sociology Scholarship Fund has been used to fund the Fanny Carruthers Award in Sociology. One or more awards will be made annually, based on financial need and academic merit, to undergraduate or graduate students of UC Santa Cruz who are graduates of Santa Clara County high schools and who are majoring in any concentration or track within sociology.
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